Journal article

Environmental Stress-Dependent Effects of Deletions Encompassing Hsp70Ba on Canalization and Quantitative Trait Asymmetry in Drosophila melanogaster

Kazuo H Takahashi, Phillip J Daborn, Ary A Hoffmann, Toshiyuki Takano-Shimizu

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2011


Hsp70 genes may influence the expression of wing abnormalities in Drosophila melanogaster but their effects on variability in quantitative characters and developmental instability are unclear. In this study, we focused on one of the six Hsp70 genes, Hsp70Ba, and investigated its effects on within- and among-individual variability in orbital bristle number, sternopleural bristle number, wing size and wing shape under different environmental conditions. To do this, we studied a newly constructed deletion, Df(3R)ED5579, which encompasses Hsp70Ba and nine non-Hsp genes, in the heterozygous condition and another, Hsp70Ba(304), which deletes only Hsp70Ba, in the homozygous condition. We found no s..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was financially supported by Research Fellowships of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Young ScientistS, by Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Sciences and Technology of MEXT (The Ministry of Education, Sport, Culture, Science and Technology) of Japan to KT, and by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) from MEXT of Japan to TT-S. It was also supported by a Fellowship from the Australian Research Council. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.